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Hello people !

We're going to use zipkin, and we're wondering which backend to choose between cassandra and elasticsearch. I couldn't find much information detailed for zipkin's usage, are there some guidelines somewhere to help us with this choice ? pros and cons, performances or whatever
cheers !

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How come an autowired brave Tracer is null ?
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Priya Sharma
I am facing issues from with cassandra3 and zipkin setup while ssl is enables in config.Its doesnt accept javax.net.truststore and javax.net.keystore variables, Any help with Zipkin - > cassandra with ssl setup?? It works well without ssl.
@nitishgoyal13: Did u set up ssl communication with Cassandra?
Hyounggyu Choi
Hello, I am sorry to keep asking for a review for my PR (openzipkin/zipkin#3384), but I haven't been able to get my PR to the next step (or make any meaningful progress) for a month. (I only got only one LGTM sign from the reviewers. Thanks, Tommy Ludwig.) Could someone help me?
9 replies
Gabriel Fairbanks

Hello, apologies if it's a stupid question, but we've instrumented a chain of services such as A -> POST -> B -> POST -> C. My tracing json contains details for this chained call, but on the Zipking UI I can only see the calls from A -> B.

Would be correct to expect that call B -> C should be shown on the same zipkin screen, as a child node of service A?

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Sharipov Shohruh
Hello everyone, can not a traces from zipkin ui, getting connection refused error, any suggestions?
Hello, I'm just new to zipkin and blown away using the camel integration. But I'm not findig any information on how to attach mysql also (not as storage). Anybody having a pointer?
Hi guys, can we use kafka as storage for traces and can zipkin query kafka ? Anyone implemented this, if so what are the pros and cons of this
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Terence Marks
Hey, is it possible to use the ui to search for spans by trace id?
Jonatan Ivanov
There is a dedicated input field for that in the top right corner.
Or you can put your traceid into your url :)
José Carlos Chávez
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zipkin-server use log4j2.
Jiwoong Park
Hi, I deploy zipkin with k8s,
when i use kafka with jaas, Exception thorws like this
wihtout JAVA_OPT env, It works well
What can i do?
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José Carlos Chávez
@/all Zipkin 2.23.14 is out now, including the patches for log4j security fix. Thanks @llinder for the persistence.
Bas van Beek

sudo docker run -d -p 9411:9411 \ -e ES_HOSTS= \ -e ES_INDEX=tracing \ -e STORAGE_TYPE=elasticsearch \ --name=zipkin_test openzipkin/zipkin

The container does not start, it stays in "starting" mode in portainer, then it stops. are the env-var ES_HOSTS and ES_INDEX supported by default in the image?

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José Carlos Chávez
Zipkin 2.23.15 is out including log4j 2.17.
Israel Perales
@jcchavezs thanks man, sorry for my bad english, but exist an official post or whatever with this information ?
Hello all. In my tests (v2.23.15), using the ES_INDEX_SHARDS env only takes effect when using ES_INDEX along with it. Only ES_INDEX_SHARDS does not change the number of shards. Is it meant to be like this?
Christopher Cox
I'm trying to use zipkin zipkin-cassandra with podman-compose on CentOS 8. The docker-compose-dependencies.yml wants to setup a cron job, but maybe it assumes we've somehow got cron in our container already. Is there an easy way to "fix" this podman-compose wise? Error we get: podman start -a dependencies
Error: unable to start container 8ba0b42f90cb60d00b74fe9d85018b9da16a79fcb3f6bba08b480aaa55ffae20: container_linux.go:380: starting container process caused: exec: "crond -f": executable file not found in $PATH: OCI runtime attempted to invoke a command that was not found
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Christopher Cox
Answering my own question: For podman-compose, it's handling of entrypoint was lacking in CentOS 8 (though maybe fixed in a future version). For now I changed the entrypoint in docker-compose-dependencies.yml to: entrypoint: [ 'crond', '-f' ]
Christopher Cox
Using zipkin cassandra docker-compose with the Centos 8 podman fix, the batch "dependencies", while present and running, doesn't seem to actually do anything. Hints on troubleshooting this?
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Christopher Cox
I tried enabling 9042:9042 on storage for debugging purposes.... regardless using cqlsh, I cannot connect to cassandra: Connection error: ('Unable to connect to any servers', {'': OperationTimedOut('errors=Timed out creating connection (5 seconds), last_host=None',)})
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Nikoloz Kvaratskhelia
Hi, I'm trying to setup zipkin with TLS. I'm running it as a docker-compose service with the following env var: - JAVA_OPTS=-Darmeria.ssl.key-store=/zipkin/keystore.p12 -Darmeria.ssl.key-store-password=password -Darmeria.ssl.enabled=true -Darmeria.ports[0].port=9411 -Darmeria.ports[0].protocols[0]=https The server starts up and the UI works with https, but zipkin logs Caused by: javax.net.ssl.SSLHandshakeException: error:1000009c:SSL routines:OPENSSL_internal:HTTP_REQUEST every 5 seconds. Any ideas what I'm doing wrong?
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Christopher Cox
I'm trying to get the dependencies jar (cron) to work, I'm using: STORAGE_TYPE=elasticsearch ES_HOSTS=http: ES_HTTP_LOGGING=BASIC ES_NODES_WAN_ONLY=true java -jar zipkin-dependencies.jar
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Error I get follows:
22/01/05 10:26:59 INFO ElasticsearchDependenciesJob: Processing spans from zipkin:span-2022-01-05/span
22/01/05 10:26:59 WARN NativeCodeLoader: Unable to load native-hadoop library for your platform... using builtin-java classes where applicable
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.ExceptionInInitializerError
        at org.elasticsearch.hadoop.util.Version.<clinit>(Version.java:66)
        at org.elasticsearch.hadoop.rest.RestService.findPartitions(RestService.java:216)
        at org.elasticsearch.spark.rdd.AbstractEsRDD.esPartitions$lzycompute(AbstractEsRDD.scala:79)
        at org.elasticsearch.spark.rdd.AbstractEsRDD.esPartitions(AbstractEsRDD.scala:78)
        at org.elasticsearch.spark.rdd.AbstractEsRDD.getPartitions(AbstractEsRDD.scala:48)
        at org.apache.spark.rdd.RDD$$anonfun$partitions$2.apply(RDD.scala:273)
        at org.apache.spark.rdd.RDD$$anonfun$partitions$2.apply(RDD.scala:269)
        at scala.Option.getOrElse(Option.scala:121)
        at org.apache.spark.rdd.RDD.partitions(RDD.scala:269)
        at org.apache.spark.Partitioner$$anonfun$4.apply(Partitioner.scala:78)
        at org.apache.spark.Partitioner$$anonfun$4.apply(Partitioner.scala:78)
        at scala.collection.TraversableLike$$anonfun$map$1.apply(TraversableLike.scala:234)
        at scala.collection.TraversableLike$$anonfun$map$1.apply(TraversableLike.scala:234)
        at scala.collection.immutable.List.foreach(List.scala:392)
        at scala.collection.TraversableLike$class.map(TraversableLike.scala:234)
        at scala.collection.immutable.List.map(List.scala:296)
        at org.apache.spark.Partitioner$.defaultPartitioner(Partitioner.scala:78)
        at org.apache.spark.rdd.RDD$$anonfun$groupBy$1.apply(RDD.scala:714)
        at org.apache.spark.rdd.RDD$$anonfun$groupBy$1.apply(RDD.scala:714)
        at org.apache.spark.rdd.RDDOperationScope$.withScope(RDDOperationScope.scala:151)
        at org.apache.spark.rdd.RDDOperationScope$.withScope(RDDOperationScope.scala:112)
        at org.apache.spark.rdd.RDD.withScope(RDD.scala:385)
        at org.apache.spark.rdd.RDD.groupBy(RDD.scala:713)
        at org.apache.spark.api.java.JavaRDDLike$class.groupBy(JavaRDDLike.scala:243)
        at org.apache.spark.api.java.AbstractJavaRDDLike.groupBy(JavaRDDLike.scala:45)
        at zipkin2.dependencies.elasticsearch.ElasticsearchDependenciesJob.run(ElasticsearchDependenciesJob.java:189)
        at zipkin2.dependencies.elasticsearch.ElasticsearchDependenciesJob.run(ElasticsearchDependenciesJob.java:170)
        at zipkin2.dependencies.ZipkinDependenciesJob.main(ZipkinDependenciesJob.java:79)
Caused by: java.lang.reflect.InaccessibleObjectException: Unable to make field protected byte[] java.io.ByteArrayInputStream.buf accessible: module java.base does not "opens java.io" to unnamed module @5274766b
        at java.base/java.lang.reflect.AccessibleObject.checkCanSetAccessible(AccessibleObject.java:354)
        at java.base/java.lang.reflect.AccessibleObject.checkCanSetAccessible(AccessibleObject.java:297)
        at java.base/java.lang.reflect.Field.checkCanSetAccessible(Field.java:178)
        at java.base/java.lang.reflect.Field.setAccessible(Field.java:172)
        at org.elasticsearch.hadoop.util.ReflectionUtils.makeAccessible(ReflectionUtils.java:70)
        at org.elasticsearch.hadoop.util.IOUtils.<clinit>(IOUtils.java:53)
        ... 28 more
Christopher Cox
So, while I'm using the bundled java from elasticsearch for it and zipkin, I had to run the zipkin dependency jar using 8. Sigh.

Hi All,

I’m wondering if anyone has set up distributed tracing using Zipkin in AWS where spans from different AWS accounts running their own services are collected and exported to a common AWS ElasticSearch cluster (or another AWS storage), so that we can view the entire traces across all the different services. And in terms of the architecture design, is it recommended to have one collector for all services, or each service having their own collector running as sidecar container/process?

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There is a log4j vulnerability issue CVE 2021 44228 has this been patched ?
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hi all, I am trying to solve an issue with a zipkin server 2.23.16 deployed on EKS: traces coming from my local spring boot 2.6.2 instance arrive, traces I post from a pod with curl from the same namespace arrive but traces from the same spring boot application deployed on EKS do not arrive... I wonder what I should put in debug (and how) to see what's happening. I have deployed the official docker image of zipkin-server with no customization, only env variables for the cassandra storage info. Note: I had to specify zipkin.sender.type: web for the local application to post successfully the spans though (this change is on EKS too for my tests but to no avail).
Enal Mulla
Hi All,
I'm trying to create only one trace for one request, (in client side, sending the request to server side, and then make another calls)
I got all the calls in the same trace, but not in the correct order, as you can see in the photo, (validate API post request till publish request, it's need to be under run command)
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Hello All,

is there anyway to store/save request and response payloads along with trace and span info in storages like elastic or cassandra?

1 reply
Hello everyone,
I have a springboot application with rabbitmq, and I see the spans after consuming start are all missing
using brave lib, any idea?
Achim Grolimund

Hey all

is it posible to run a "Zipkin Viewer" localy and upload an tracing File that hase more then 10k Spans? i use SignalFx but i cant show so many data in the UI.

José Carlos Chávez
Zipkin finally got helm charts! https://github.com/openzipkin/zipkin#helm-charts
Balu Alla

Hi everyone, I am trying to deploy zipkin(version 2.23.16) on Kubernetes [1.21 version] and want to use elastic search as storage. I'm getting the below error. Could someone please help me

com.linecorp.armeria.server.RequestTimeoutException: null
    at com.linecorp.armeria.server.RequestTimeoutException.get(RequestTimeoutException.java:36) ~[armeria-1.13.4.jar:?]
    at com.linecorp.armeria.internal.common.CancellationScheduler.invokeTask(CancellationScheduler.java:467) ~[armeria-1.13.4.jar:?]
    at com.linecorp.armeria.internal.common.CancellationScheduler.lambda$setTimeoutNanosFromNow0$13(CancellationScheduler.java:293) ~[armeria-1.13.4.jar:?]
    at com.linecorp.armeria.common.RequestContext.lambda$makeContextAware$3(RequestContext.java:547) ~[armeria-1.13.4.jar:?]
    at io.netty.util.concurrent.PromiseTask.runTask(PromiseTask.java:98) [netty-common-4.1.70.Final.jar:4.1.70.Final]
    at io.netty.util.concurrent.ScheduledFutureTask.run(ScheduledFutureTask.java:170) [netty-common-4.1.70.Final.jar:4.1.70.Final]
    at io.netty.util.concurrent.AbstractEventExecutor.safeExecute(AbstractEventExecutor.java:164) [netty-common-4.1.70.Final.jar:4.1.70.Final]
    at io.netty.util.concurrent.SingleThreadEventExecutor.runAllTasks(SingleThreadEventExecutor.java:469) [netty-common-4.1.70.Final.jar:4.1.70.Final]
    at io.netty.channel.epoll.EpollEventLoop.run(EpollEventLoop.java:384) [netty-transport-classes-epoll-4.1.70.Final.jar:4.1.70.Final]
    at io.netty.util.concurrent.SingleThreadEventExecutor$4.run(SingleThreadEventExecutor.java:986) [netty-common-4.1.70.Final.jar:4.1.70.Final]
    at io.netty.util.internal.ThreadExecutorMap$2.run(ThreadExecutorMap.java:74) [netty-common-4.1.70.Final.jar:4.1.70.Final]
    at io.netty.util.concurrent.FastThreadLocalRunnable.run(FastThreadLocalRunnable.java:30) [netty-common-4.1.70.Final.jar:4.1.70.Final]
    at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source) [?:?]


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Hello and happy Cny, is there any guide or tutorial on how to wrap and use zipkin native tracer inside opentelemetry?
i just used tracer := zipkinotp.Wrap(nativeTracer) from "github.com/openzipkin-contrib/zipkin-go-opentracing" but tutorial is not exhaustive on how to continue
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Beniamin Kalinowski
Hi, is there any prefered way to deploy Zipkin with custom authentication layer on top?